California man sets himself on fire in protest at Washington D.C. Trump hotel

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Firefighters raced to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night after a man set himself on fire in an apparent protest. (KGO-TV)

A man was taken to a hospital after he says he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington as a protest.

A police incident report states that an officer saw a person set himself on fire Tuesday night and called for an ambulance. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo says an ambulance was sent to the area of the Pennsylvania Avenue hotel.

Maggiolo says a man with burn injuries was taken to a hospital with potentially serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

WRC-TV reports the man said he was from California and he tried to light himself on fire as a protest. In a video, the unidentified man says he was protesting the election of somebody who's "incapable of respecting the Constitution."
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